Laura Siegemund fights her way into the doubles semifinals of the US Open with Swonarewa

Tennis player Laura Siegemund has reached the semifinals at the US Open in doubles and can hope for her second triumph in New York after 2020. The 35-year-old Swabian won on Wednesday alongside her Russian game partner Vera Swonarewa 5: 7, 7: 5, 6: 4 against the duo Viktoria Asarenka from Belarus and the Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia. In the round of the top four, she now faces Jennifer Brady from the USA and Luisa Stefani from Brazil.

Siegemund can hope for a double coup again at the US Open

Siegemund and Swonarewa were already ahead with a break in the first set in the quarter-finals, but were unable to use the lead. In the second round, Siegemund served when the score was 6:5 and kept his nerve. The crowd at Louis Armstrong Stadium sided with US residents Asaranka and Haddad Maia. Siegemund and Swonarewa got the break early and could celebrate after 3:12 hours.

“I’m glad we made it. It was a great level from all four,” said Siegemund and thanked the fans: “It was a great atmosphere with so many people.”

The two had already won the doubles title at the Grand Slam tournament in New York three years ago, at that time under Corona conditions without fans. Siegemund was eliminated in three sets in the individual competition at the start against the American crowd favorite Coco Gauff. After that, the German had complained about the behavior of the audience that she had booed at times.

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